When you are desperately trying to conceive, it probably feels like you see pregnant women everywhere you go. Repeated disappointments can put a great strain on a couple and can also make them feel isolated from the rest of world, but infertility is not at all uncommon. Research suggests that 1 in 7 couples in the UK experience difficulty in conceiving; that works out at approximately 3.5 million people.

Is infertility usually a woman’s problem?

Better scientific understanding has moved us on considerably from the days where the blame was firmly laid at the woman’s door. The causes of infertility are shared by both genders: around a third of cases are due to the woman’s problem, a third to the man’s, and a third either a combination of both partners or an unknown reason. Causes include irregular ovulation, blocked fallopian tubes and poor quality of semen.

What can we do?

Not only are you not alone in your struggle for a baby but you don’t have to struggle on alone: by booking a consultation with a fertility expert such as London female gynaecologist Miss Amanda Tozer, your specific fertility problem can be diagnosed and, in many cases, a treatment plan prescribed.

The first step is to ascertain what lies behind your conception difficulties; to this end, Amanda Tozer will run a series of diagnostic tests, including a pelvic ultrasound. With the results in hand, she will then talk you through your treatment options. While it is important to bear in mind that not every instance of infertility can be explained or treated, there are many that can.

By offering the full range of fertility treatments – from endometrial scratching and ovulation induction to IVF and ICSI – Miss Tozer has helped many London couples achieve their dream of having a baby.